CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp’s more than 18,000 employees will celebrate Fifth Third Day by working to provide 1 million meals to the hungry across the Bank’s 10-state footprint and beyond. The month-long food drive will include donations, employee shield of recognition sales and employee volunteer efforts at area food banks, shelters and nonprofits focused on feeding the community. The Bank’s customers also are being invited to contribute to the food drive.
“Celebrated annually on May 3, or 5/3 on the calendar, Fifth Third Day is our opportunity to celebrate both the spirit behind our Company and the people behind our pin,” said Greg Carmichael, Fifth Third’s chairman, president and CEO. “It’s a day for us to come together to recognize each other, celebrate our customers and, above all, to serve our communities.”
The Bank has celebrated Fifth Third Day for 27 years, and a philanthropic component has long been part of the event. This year’s goal is the 1 million meals to families in need. By extending efforts to feed communities through all of May, Fifth Third expects to make an even greater impact.
“There are many vulnerable families in our communities that continue to be food insecure,” said Phil McHugh, executive vice president and Fifth Third Day corporate champion. “With a focused bankwide effort to of donate 1 million meals, we are humbled to do our part to help those in need.”
For more on Fifth Third Bank’s commitment to the community, including details on the Bank’s $32 billion, five-year community commitment, please visit www.53.com/commitment.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, an Ohio-chartered bank. As of March 31, 2019, Fifth Third had $168 billion in assets and operated 1,207 full-service banking centers and 2,559 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 52,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2019, had $394 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $44 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank. Member FDIC.